Shane LaBrake


Skills, Scale & Sustainability

  • Friday, March 2, 2018, 9:00 AM - Saturday, March 3@ 5:00 PM

Join Shane J. LaBrake for a 2-day intensive workshop that blends philosophy and pragmatic advice with hands-on training and real-life problem solving as you develop your small-scale agricultural endeavors.Based on lessons learned from a lifetime of work and travel in food and farming, Shane provides unique insights from his practical experience of reconciling idealism with the nitty-gritty, day-to-day reality of maintaining a viable and sustainable enterprise.

This class encourages thinking to clarify intention, and challenges the participants to create designs that will work for them.

A binder of readings and other resource materials will be provided to each participant.

Quotes from past participants:

“I was not sure of all the content of the course when I registered, but it exceeded my expectations.It touched on so many things you need to think about to get into this business. It is excellent for someone thinking about getting into small scale farming.”- Ricky Robinson

“The content was outstanding – a great balance of breadth and depth, ideas and examples, and lecture and group dialogue.” – Anonymous

Please dress for the weather and be prepared to be challenged and engaged.

Pre-registration required, class size limited to 12. Registration includes lunch and snacks each day.

Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm

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Throughout 2018, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County is offering a unique slate of workshops for producers and food businesses in market strategies, value-added production, food safety plans and business development. These workshops are made possible through a USDA Rural Business Development Grant.



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Maria 'Flip' Filippi
Local Foods Program Leader & Harvest Kitchen Manager
315-379-9192 ext. 229


Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County
2043B State Highway 68
Canton, NY 13617

Last updated February 26, 2018